Art Director

Richmond, Virginia | Freelance | Job ID #54710 |
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Onward Search has an opportunity for a freelance Art Director that can start immediately onsite at our client's Richmond, Virginia office.


  • Work with other members of the art department to evaluate client or company needs, develop project strategies, and create visual elements for ad campaigns
  • Speaking with the client to set goals, provide updates, receive feedback, and present the final campaign
  • Conduct research to better understand brand objectives, target markets, and industry trends
  • Coordinating resources and with other departments to create a cohesive, effective campaign
  • Establish budgets and timelines and delivering the finished campaign within those parameters
  • Troubleshoot design, staff, or process problems as they arise
  • Ensure that all aspects of the campaign align with the needs of the client
  • Looking got ways to improve design department processes


  • Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • 5 years of experience in an advertising agency environment (8 years of experience preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of the social and digital space is a MAJOR plus
  • Proficiency in the adobe software suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
  • A general knowledge of video edition software is a plus
  • Strong portfolio
  • An eye for detail and creative mind in order to create interactions that will delight customers.
  • A sharp eye for typography and visual design and can create beautiful experiences leveraging existing styles in new ways
  • Passion for user research and seek to elevate the customer’s needs above your own preferences
  • An adaptable communicator that can modify communication style to best fit a
    wide range of audiences, including business partners and stakeholders
  • A team player who puts the interest of the team above your own
  • A positive attitude and open to/enjoys contributing
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once and manage time efficiently

If this sounds like you, apply today!!

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.